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All, I am trying to make a swing for my son. Although it works it's just not 100% for my likeing. I only have an angled branch to work with. I have attached a picture of what I have and hope you guys can help me. I tried a piece of wood up too and just didn't seem to do anything. Was going to try maybe eye bolts so the eyes are both at the same elevation?

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17 minutes ago, MJBaldwin said:

 Although it works it's just not 100% for my likeing.

 

If budget is a bit of an issue. Then the "Although it works" part may be all you can do with any uneven branch. If not build a support frame out of a few 4 x 4's and swing away.

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Leech, we just like the look of it in the tree. I was thinking of maybe an eye bolt on the lower side then some threaded rod to the higher side to get it down more even? 

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Well first lets get these straight. 

You could try the single rope swing and then may not have an issue with the two uneven ropes swinging at different angles. ;)

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Use a couple ratchet straps. You will also find the ropes will stretch a bit and possibly unevenly so they will allow independent adjustment. I did this just last week for a customer that had me build a horse swing with a real saddle for her daughter. Also chain would allow you to change links for adjustment but you would need a different seat or to use u bolts on that one.

 

 

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